Senior Leadership Team

Strong leadership and visionary thinking have helped Marymount grow from a small, private, two-year Catholic college into a strong, successful, multi-site University offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just a few years’ time. Our senior leadership team sets the strategic direction of the University and supports our mission and passion for education, which includes meeting each student where they are and providing the most advantageous learning environment possible.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Marymount California University EVP of Finance & Administration and CFO Kathleen Ruiz

Kathleen Ruiz
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer

Ariane Schauer, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ryan Alcantara, PhD
Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Jinny Quinones, Dean of Development, Marymount California University

Jinny Quinones
Associate Dean, Development

About Marymount

Marymount California University has two distinct campuses in Los Angeles County, each offering a unique set of learning opportunities.

  • Oceanview Campus, Palos Verdes
  • Waterfront Campus, San Pedro

Currently, first- and second-year students take core courses at our suburban Oceanview Campus. Upper division and graduate courses take place at our urban Waterfront Campus.

Student Learning

In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

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Student Achievement

Students bring a rich array of talents and interests, leading to many forms of student achievement at MCU. What will you achieve? A distinctive Capstone presentation, surely. What else? Let MCU support your exploration and growth. Discover your interests. Develop your talents. And let your achievements shine.

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